Agriculture News articles about agriculture and global development including information on gm, food security, farming and more. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:04:50 GMT en Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change Farmers and scientists team up to learn which seeds will thrive in different climates. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:04:50 GMT Q&A: How to make agriculture a viable business Jennifer Blake on how the African Development Bank plans to help boost agriculture on the continent. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:23:33 GMT Missed COP targets to Yemen famine – 2018 in review We look back at our leading stories of 2018. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Smallholders’ global food production underestimated Smallholder farms cultivate 40 per cent of global agricultural area, almost double what was previously estimated. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:02:33 GMT The tech fix that won’t secure food supplies How can small farmers avoid getting ‘locked in’ by technology? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Science is still biased towards staple crops Farmers rely on information to climate-proof their businesses and diversify their crop. IFAD’s Paul Winters tells SciDev.Net how science can help overcome remaining barriers. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT Pesticides blamed for rise in colon cancer deaths The first population-level data suggesting that the risk of colon cancer is heightened by pesticide exposure has emerged. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:50:03 GMT Ismahane Elouafi, agriculture pioneer by chance Trained as a fighter pilot, Ismahan Elouafi fell in love with genetics and rose to the top of her field. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT Wheat and barley shortage devastates Iraq Lack of water leads to huge drop in harvest of crucial crops, with amounts useable farmland also shrinking. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:40:00 GMT Q&A: Women farmers were ‘made visible by better data’ Claire Melamed explains how an initiative that aims to scale up data surveys can help agricultural policy. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:45:00 GMT African swine fever ‘devastating’ if it spreads beyond China South-east Asian and global pig industries to be hit hard if virulent strain spreads beyond China, experts warn. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:21:07 GMT India mounts awareness campaign as maize-eating moth detected Indian authorities are moving to tackle an infestation of maize crops by the voracious fall armyworm moth pest. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:06:43 GMT Photo-based crop insurance could debut in Kenya in 2019 Plans to trial system for African smallholders follow positive results from study in India. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:32:35 GMT Intensified farming ‘rarely’ aids wellbeing, environment Twin benefits found in fewer than one in five cases of agricultural intensification in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:49:18 GMT Software helps cut Indian cows’ methane emissions A software tool sets diets for millions of cattle in India to cut methane emissions by 15 per cent. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:49:35 GMT Asian countries to see net gain from automation Despite job losses, AI and robotics is set to benefit Asia’s developing countries. Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Sugarcane ethanol benefits mapped out for Latin America Better electricity access and reduction of fossil fuel imports are two advantages of boosting bioenergy. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Low awareness, high prices block progress on food loss Statement by expert group highlights steps to help farmers adopt available tools. Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Genomic models predict shorter time for banana breeding The time it takes to create better banana hybrids could be cut by several years. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:13:42 GMT